Our Year 8s have been studying medieval Japan this term, including learning about the life of a samurai warrior. Andreas Kammel, Makerspace Facilitator, conducted an interactive Kendo lesson. Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art that was created when the age of the samurai was ending, as a way of preserving their culture and practices. Andreas demonstrated his use of metal and bamboo swords and then put on his traditional armour and allowed the students to strike him! It was a great way for the students to experience the legacy of an historic period they had studied

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